I wish I had a fun or clever way to present this... catchy phrases or one liners that looped you in and made you laugh out loud, but instead, I give you this:
OUR HOME STUDY PORTION OF THE ADOPTION IS PAID FOR.
In case your a numbers person, that's $5000.
That's a lot of friends, and friends of friends, and acquaintances, and complete strangers that have said they want to be a part of this and see our little guy be a Hansel.
That overwhelms me. We offer nothing more than willing hearts. We will do and go where God calls us. We will do anything. And God can do anything. So there ya go, you can cry, I did today, quite a few times.
"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." Ephesians 3:20-21
What's the next step?
Now we finish the write up portion with our social worker and start to submit them, and 4 dozen other sheets of signed and notarized paperwork, to our placement agency. Then, we write grants, and pray for favor. And while we do all that, we hope that you'll continue to spread the story of our journey, to get this little guy home, debt free. We hope and pray that you'll enter a race and ask your friends to sponsor you, buy a bracelet, a barnwood frame, or think of some insanely creative way to support us through this. Most of all, we covet your prayers, to run this race with endurance, to wisely move forward, and to love and care for the family we are now, while helping us dream of the one we will become.